TITLE

Fer-De-lance

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Fer-de-lance, a venomous snake of Central and South America and the West Indies. The fer-de-lance is related to the pit viper and rattlesnake, but has no rattles. It is named for its lance-shaped head. The fer-de-lance grows to a length of six feet (1.8m). It is gray, olive, or brown above and white or cream below. The back is marked with dark blotches.
ACCESSION #
37309520

 

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